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Table 3 Between-horse comparison of the bacterial microbiota of 5 gastrointestinal compartments of 6 horses

From: Comparison of microbial populations in the small intestine, large intestine and feces of healthy horses using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism

  Mean Range
Replicate 1 Replicate 2 Overall
Replicate 1 Replicate 2 Overall Min Max Min Max Min Max
Duodenum 0.41 0.46 0.44 0 0.91 0 0.89 0 0.90
Jejunum 0.64 0.42 0.53 0.13 0.83 0 1 0.07 0.92
Cecum 0.27 0.67 0.47 0 0.80 0.40 1 0.20 0.90
Colon 0.60 0.87 0.74 0.25 0.86 0.67 1 0.46 0.93
Feces 0.42 0.67 0.54 0 0.80 0.67 0.67 0.33 0.73
  1. The horses were of the same breed, originating from the same farm with similar housing and dietary management. The numbers represent the Dice similarity coefficients (Cs) for a given compartment between the six horses. All possible horse combinations were assessed for each compartment and Cs means and ranges calculated. Mean and ranges are reported. Replicate 1 and 2 refer to results from 2 technical replicates. Two identical profiles create a Cs value of 1, whereas completely different profiles result in a Cs value of 0.